Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/03/2021
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An icon that needs no introduction, Michelle Obama has lived a fascinating life. Her story is riveting and the writing is great - witty, human, honest. I a... READ MORE
Poppy Rivers-Vincent


Now including a “Note to Self” letter to her younger self, a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5 question Q&A with Michelle Obama.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241982976
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 400g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 40 mm

Customer Reviews

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Even better in your ear!
It may seem strange to say it here, but although this book is fabulous, it is even better in audio. It's also extraordinary to think that both Obamas would... READ MORE
Anna Hall
Life Behind Bullet Proof Glass
14 million copies can’t be wrong - the paperback is the full ‘bells and whistles’ edition, with (deep breath): discussion notes, a epilogue by Barack, an i... READ MORE
Kev McCready
"I'm the most popular First Lady" - said she. Just another memoir, probably ghost-written, which doesn't reveal much apart from childhood, parents, school... READ MORE
B Poulain
Inspirational and rewarding
Having seen interviews with Michelle Obama, I knew she would have something inspirational to impart. I was not disappointed and have recommended her writi... READ MORE
Hilary Monk
An interesting insight into somebody I knew little about aside form photos in the press!
Split into three sections: Becoming Me (Michelle’s early life through to meeting her future husband), Becoming Us (Life with Barack) and Becoming More (her... READ MORE
Probably a great book
I bought this book from Waterstones but unfortunately it arrived badly damaged, with many pages torn. Waterstones have refused to replace it, despite repea... READ MORE
Sarah Hallowell
Becoming Michelle Obama
I loved this book. She is so down to earth and genuine sounding. Clever lady. Clever couple. Well worth a read, really interesting and a great insight into... READ MORE
Fiona Drysdale